ST JOSEPHS ARG
The next meeting of the Active Retirement group will be on Wednesday 16th April in the Community Centre Newtownmountkennedy. Come along and join in the fun. HAYDAY FOR A MAYDAY
As part of the Bealtaine Festival 2014 the ARG under the stewardship of Mary Murray are organising an event which will include local school children, music and singing. Starting at 12 p.m. sharp on May 7. TIDY TOWNS
We are meeting at the church in the main street at 7pm Monday evenings. All are very welcome to help in what ever way they can. We ask people to take care in their areas, as we can be judged at any time for the tidy towns competition. NEWTOWN JUNIORS F.C.
Numerous games have been played in the last week and we recorded 3 wins and 2 defeats from the five games played. Our Under 10's after their disappointing exit from the cup the previous week put in a five star display to take all three points at home to St. Fergals on a 3-2 scoreline. Newtown led on three different occasions thanks to goals from Laragh Davis, Darragh Heffernan and Jason Carthy-O'Reilly. A last ditch goaline clearance from star defender Rebecca Gillian confirmed the bray team would head home pointless. Among the star players were Gillan, Charlie Sullivan and Sean Bishop. Well done everyone. One win and a defeat from two games for the Under 12's over the past week. On Thursday evening the team were at home to table toppers Wicklow Rovers ‘A’ and they certainly put it up to them despite a 4-2 loss. Josh Odlum and Jack Elliott (back after a lengthy injury layoff) scored the Newtown goals and but for the crossbar and the Wicklow keeper they may have shared the spoils.
On Sunday morning the team travelled to Rathdrum to take on Avonmore and we are glad to report the team produced an excellent team display to take all three points with a 5-2 victory. Jack Elliott and Steven Coghlan both scored twice and Andrew McMahon completed the scoring. On the day Coghlan sustained an arm injury but after a visit to the hospital Steven was diagnosed with just a sprain, so he won't be out for too long. Best on the day were Daragh Dwyer, Conor Kavanagh and Lee Hamilton.
The Under 13's had the one game last Tuesday against table topping Wicklow Rovers 'A'. This was a game keenly contested by both teams but it was Rovers who took the three points on a 1-0 scoreline. On the night Alannah Melia, Jordan Butler and Ciaran Keogh were among the players who starred.
The Under 18's girls had to battle their way through heavy traffic on the M50 on Wednesday night to get to Finglas to take on WFTA in the Leinster cup semi final. With the game delayed by 20 minutes and us missing a couple of regulars for various reasons. All the scoring was done in the first half.
The home side took the lead from the penalty spot but we equalised straight from the kick off when Juliette Fortune set up Amy Murphy to score. Ten minutes later a lovely spin by Murphy past the centre half gave her another chance and she duly dispatched the ball to the net. Fortune herself had a goal dais lowed when she was deemed to have fouled the WFTA goalkeeper.
The second half though scoreless both sided had chances and the game was in the balance right up until the end. The final whistle went and we had won to take our place in next Saturday's decider against Shelbourne F.C. in the Oscar Traynor Grounds. On the night it was a game we should have put to bed earlier but among the players who played well were Katie Miley, Lucie Ashmore, Amy Murphy, Una Grogan and Olivia Flanagan. Our Under 9's participated in the Wicklow Cancer Support Soccer Blitz organised by Wicklow Town through Tony 'Butch' Doran. Our team did very well winning three games, drawing one and losing one. Well done everyone and thank you Butch. The fixtures for the coming week are as follows (Tues.22nd -Sun.27th April 2014;
Under 8's away to St. Anthonys ko Saturday at 10am; Under 9's are in WDSL 'Fun Fives' in Enniskerry on Sunday; Under 10's away to St. Fergals ko Thursday at 7pm; Under 12's away to Wolfe Tone 'B' ko Thursday at 7pm; Under 12's away to St. Anthonys ko to be confirmed; Under 13's at home to Greystones 'A' ko Tuesday at 7pm; Under 13's away to Enniskerry ko to be confirmed
Girls Under 16's away to St. Josephs ko Wednesday at 6.30pm; Girls Under 18's v Shelbourne ko Saturday at 2pm - Leinster Final; Venue: Oscar Traynor Coolock.
(Fixtures and KO time are subject to change).
On the birthday front the players who are celebrating their birthdays in the coming week are Padraig Gammell from the Under 8's, Jack Elliott from the 12's, Timothy Hamilton from the 13's, and last but not least Olivia Flanagan from the girl's Under 18's. Happy birthday all from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C.
The club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Doreen Summers (Arklow) who sadly passed away recently. Her grandaughter Amy plays on our Under 16 girl's team. May she rest in peace?
For all other queries/matters relating to the club contact Hughie on 087-6987653 or visit www.newtownjuniors.com. NEWTOWN UNITED F.C.
There was joy and despair for our teams over the past week but the first piece of silverware arrived in the club at the weekend (or it didn't as the case may be).
The Youth team clinched the league title on Saturday morning after a 2-0 win over neighbours St. Anthonys. Daragh Carthy and Ciaran Daly scored the Newtown goals inside the opening 20 minutes for the team who only needed a point to clinch top spot. Well done to the whole team and to the management team of David Elliott and John Heffernan and they hope to make it a double this coming Sunday with the cup final.
The first team bounced back from last weekend's Wicklow cup defeat to record a 4-1 victory over Wicklow Town to keep their quest for league honours right on track. Dessie Waters scored twice while John Heffernan and Martin Williams scored the others. The second team secured all three league points thanks to a 2-0 away win over Roundwood during the week. Vinnie McCann and Karl Carthy scored the Newtown goals. It was disapointment however on Sunday for the team when they lost their cup semi final away to Celtic Stars by a narrow 1-0 scoreline. In what was a tight game one goal was always likely to win it and so it proved. Hard luck lads.
The following are the fixtures for the week ending Tuesday April 22 -Sunday April 27: 1st team at home to Arklow Town 'A' ko Tuesday at 6.45pm; 2nd team at home to St. Patricks ko Sunday at 2.30pm; Youth team v Glenview F.C. ko Sunday at 11am - Youth Cup Final Venue - Shamrock Park Rathnew (Fixtures and KO time are subject to change).
There has been no winner in our Members Draw in the past few weeks and the jackpot will be €300 next week.